March 2, 2004
PARK RIDGE, IL – University of Iowa baseball player Kevin Sunderman was honored today as the Big Ten Player of the Week.
Sunderman, a sophomore from Papillion, NE, earned the award after batting an impressive .700 (7-10) with seven RBI in the three-game series against Centenary College.
In the season opener against the Gents, the Hawkeye third baseman went 2-for-3 with three RBI in Iowa’s 11-5 victory. In game two of the series, Sunderman recorded two of Iowa’s three hits in the game, added two more RBI, walked twice and scored another run. The Iowa Western CC transfer wrapped up the weekend going 3-for-4 with two RBIs on two doubles.
Sunderman is currently leading the Big Ten in batting average (.700), slugging percentage (1.000), on-base percentage (.714), and is tied for first in RBIs (7). He is also tied for second in the conference in doubles (3).
Iowa (1-2) will play a three-game series at Southwest Missouri State (1-5) this weekend.